January / February 2017

The new neighbor: Mexico's economic relationship with the United States is set to change. Plus, local markets get a leg up in Argentina, Pemex CFO discusses funding strategies and the 2016 Deals of the Year Awards.

Investment Bank of the Year

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Arranging a haul of market-leading transactions across a range of asset classes in 2016 made JPMorgan stand out

Corporate Issuer of the Year

Mexico Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Amid a concerted bid to address its leverage, Pemex tapped a broad range of financing sources in 2016, returning to markets after a long absence and finding new routes to...

Law Firm of the Year: Latin America

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

After advising on a series of the most impressive capital markets transactions of 2016, this firm is set for another big year ahead

Bond House of the Year

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

A global presence coupled with a diverse product offering helped this firm win the Bond House of the Year award for the second consecutive year

Brazil's Lava Jato spurs change in corporate practice, survey finds

Brazil M&A Funds

Our annual survey of legal and financial executives in Brazil shows the landmark corruption investigation is having a major effect on the way the country does business

Sovereign Issuer and Sovereign Bond of the Year

Argentina Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

After deftly executing a landmark return to bond issuance and a heavy borrowing schedule, Argentina opened opportunities for domestic institutions in the capital markets

Quasi-Sovereign Bond of the Year

Argentina Bonds Funds

This sub-investment grade borrower found strong appetite among Swiss buyers for its debut in the European currency

Corporate High-Grade Bond of the Year

Mexico Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

The Mexican beverage and retail company scored tight pricing on its first-ever foray into euros

Corporate High-Yield Bond of the Year

Brazil Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Clean execution and impressive pricing make this Brazilian borrower's bond stand out

Corporate Liability Management of the Year

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil Bonds

This large, high-stakes bond issue buyback also reopened the cross-border market for Brazilians

Initial Public Offering of the Year

Argentina Equity Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

The Argentine financial services group re-opened the global equities market for Argentina, and was the first LatAm IPO in New York in a year

Equity Follow-On of the Year

Brazil Equity M&A

Energisa's offering of new stock reached a record size and signaled the reopening of Brazil's equity capital markets

Private Equity Deal of the Year

Mexico Bonds Funds

This alternative financing deal paved the way for other private equity firms to invest in Mexico's energy sector

Cross-Border M&A Deal of the Year

M&A Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Chile

This multi-country deal impressed for its size, complexity and speed of execution

Domestic M&A Deal of the Year

Argentina Brazil M&A

Despite being a timely and strategic play, this acquisition had a complex execution

Financing Innovation of the Year

Mexico M&A Bonds

Mexican retailer Soriana took the swap-embedded loan format to a new level, with a delayed draw, large size and tight pricing

Restructuring of the Year

Brazil Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

The Brazilian sugar company convinced 90% of bondholders to sign on to a debt exchange and avoided a prolonged legal process

Local Currency Deal of the Year, Sovereign Liability Management of the Year

Peru Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Excellent timing helped Peru execute Latin America's largest-ever local currency transaction in the international debt markets

Structured Financing of the Year, Syndicated Loan of the Year

Mexico Bonds Loans

This large project has set new benchmarks for creativity and innovation in infrastructure financing

Trade Financing of the Year

Structured Finance Dominican Republic Loans

The IIC and Wells Fargo recruited a record number of lenders to a A/B loan for Dominican Republic's BanReservas, including nine new relationship banks

Law Firm of the Year: Mexico

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Mexico Bonds

Ritch Mueller worked on array of landmark deals as competition grows in Mexico's legal industry

Law Firm of the Year: Brazil

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Brazil Bonds

Despite another tough year for Brazil's economy, the firm advised on some of the country's landmark transactions

M&A House of the Year

Brazil Chile Colombia

The Swiss bank closed the gap on several of its rivals and was part of some of the region’s largest transactions

Equity House of the Year

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Argentina Brazil

Not only did BAML lead the year’s best IPO and follow-on offerings, it also outpaced its competitors in market share

Loan House of the Year

US Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Loans

In a year of lower lending volumes, the US bank executed a broad range of deals and opened a lead on its closest competitor

Inside Pemex's capital markets strategy

Mexico Bonds Interviews

Pushing ahead with its financial overhaul, Pemex is focusing on debt refinancing, says Juan Pablo Newman

Law Firm of the Year: Andes

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Peru

Garrigues worked on an array of winning deals in a country, capitalizing on Peru's ability to weather a regional economic downturn

Borrowing close to home to get easier in Brazil, tougher in Mexico

Brazil Colombia Mexico

Mexico's time for self-promotion

Mexico US

Banxico adjusts after Carstens’ resignation

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

Mexico's central bank is awaiting new leadership to steer the country's monetary policy through uncertain times

Corporate lending to Mexico set to grow as bonds fade

Colombia Loans Project & Infrastructure Finance

With debt capital markets cool on Mexico, more companies may look to relationship lenders for financing

LatAm markets hope for a fresh start in 2017

Mexico Andean Ecuador

Bond bankers are confident of an active start in markets this year after a slow end to 2016

Outlook complicated for new stock sales in Mexico, Brazil this year

Argentina Brazil Chile

Brazilian equity issuers are hoping, finally, for a shot at a deal in the coming months, but political developments continue to hamper progress